Comedy Central announced today that this Thursday’s episode of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore will be its last. The show debuted last January, but it never connected with audiences both on the small screen and virally, thus their decision.
Comedy Central president Kent Alterman told Variety, “We hold Larry in the highest esteem, personally and professionally. He brought a strong voice and point of view to the late-night landscape,” adding, “Unfortunately it hasn’t resonated with our audience.” Therefore their decision.
While the news is not surprising, it is surprising that they cancelled it before the Presidential election. You would think they would’ve kept it until mid-November, but guess not.
Since I like conspiracy theories, I want to know why they made this decision now. My theory is that are thinking of bringing back Stephen Colbert who is not doing well over at CBS. It would make sense right?
At this time, The Hollywood Reporter says that Trevor Noah is safe. But since he is also not doing well in the ratings and barely getting much social media attention, I think his days are numbered too. Which gives more credence to my theory about Colbert.
Especially since at this point they are not planning to replace that show until the new year at the earliest.
It has been a while since Comedy Central has Roasted someone, and they finally announced who their next Brat is going to be. Nope, they are not going to Roast Justin Bieber again, instead they are going to Roast someone who’s more than twice his age. The original Brat…Packer, Rob Lowe.
The pretty boy with the eyes said, “What a thrill to once again be following in Justin Bieber’s footsteps. I look forward to a night of hilarious jokes recycled from the James Franco Roast. I would like to express my gratitude to the members of my family who have passed away and therefore will not have to endure what promises to be a very special evening.”
As special as the evening he had with the teenage girl in Atlanta? I hope the Dais can bring up his 1988 sex tape. Not only because it is the best celebrity one out there, but because it is the best thing for them to go off on. Well that and he had not 1, not 2, but 3 shows cancelled this year.
When it comes to who will be Roasting him, I hope they get his brother Chad Lowe, his former TV brother Fred Savage, John Stamos who gets mistaken for him and his ex Melissa Gilbert to name a few. Who do you want to see up their ripping him a new one?
We know that Chris Hardwick is the Nerdist, and turns out he lost his virginity in the Nerdist way. Yesterday on Jimmy Kimmel Live, it was revealed that he gave his V-Card to a blowup doll in high school. The ABC late night talk show was so infatuated with this fact that they reunited him Emily. It was a reunion so hot, I don’t know if it should’ve been shown before @midnight.
Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder’s creator Shonda Rhimes was on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and the Comedy Central host asked her, “Have you ever killed off a character because you didn’t like the actor?” Then for extra points, he asked her to name names. Once she stopped laughing, she said, “Yes! And I am not naming names.” Since she said names, I am assuming it is more that one. Once you kill off one character, I guess it gets easier. So I am assuming Katherine Heigl was the first and then it got easier to kill off the likes off Chris Lowell, Tim Daly, Eric Dane, Columbus Short and Patrick Dempsey. Not saying she didn’t like all of them, but maybe that explains why they were suddenly 86ed?
I personally can’t watch her shows anymore. I find her shows to be over the top depressing and sadistic. It’s like how can we destroy one character’s life one week, and then keep making it worse every week after that. Like having a character addicted to drugs, her boyfriend dies of an overdose, she finds out she’s pregnant, the baby has no brain and she carries the baby to term to donate the organs. That is just one example, but what about Meredith Gray, who in her family hasn’t died. Oh yeah, the kids. How long until one of them gets a terminal disease or gets hit by a car or drowns or something? And what more can she do to Mellie? That is why I am done with her shows.
And now it seems like the truest Diva is not the actors, but the person in charge. I think that says a lot because Chuck Lorre has worked with a lot worse than Rhimes and he only killed off one troubled actor and for good reason. Just saying.
What do you think of her admitting to killing off an actor she didn’t like?
Trevor Noah will not be hosting tonight’s The Daily Show because he had an emergency appendectomy this morning. Comedy Central will air a repeat tonight instead.
Even though he had the surgery just hours ago, the network says he is expected to be back at the anchor’s desk tomorrow night at 11p. Dang, that seems fast. Although, I remember when Jimmy Kimmel missed a show for the same reason a few years ago, he was at The Police concert just days afterwards. I guess you heal quicker after that surgery than a nose job, which seems odd.